An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/Ocean Foreboding
Josef Müldner (b. 1880).
My heart, thou long wert sore distressed,
Now sweetly canst thou take thy rest.
By ocean's shore, where sand-hills be,
'Neath brown-lined sails upon the sea.
'Mid scent of ocean-air and grass,
Around in herds the cattle pass.
Wild poppies in the sun-light sway—-
Where am I, when they fade away?
"The Ruins" (1903).